Saturday, February 7, 2015


Just found my notes scribbled in the front of Joshua Wolf Shenk's book POWERS OF TWO (on collaboration). I wrote five notes to myself. The last one is about stripping away "decorative & petty striving" and ends "be the monk of this creation" and then in the back of the book, I jotted, "use this fuel to build the hermitage of my head" -- might have been notes for a speech. And then there are drawings of the structures of various sitcoms (looking for a kind of simple molecular elegance) and Sam Shepard's FOOL FOR LOVE. The book is marked-up and dog-eared throughout. A very worthwhile read.